Past Champions

Thunder Bay Ski Tour  1978 - 1981

Sibley Ski Tour  1982 - 2008

Sleeping Giant Loppet  2009 - 

Here is a list of the past champions of the 50 kilometre race. Because of weather and trail conditions, the distance was shortened in some years.

2016

Male: Evan Palmer-Charette (Thunder Bay) 2:06:26

Female: Alysson Marshall (Thunder Bay) 2:21:26

2015

Male: Harry Seaton (Thunder Bay, ON) 2:31:15

Female: Elizabeth Petersonn (Duluth MN) 2:55:41   Elizabeth Evans (Duluth MN) 2:55:41

2014-Course shortened to 40km due to extreme cold. 

Male:Chris Hamilton (Canmore, AB) 1:42:27.5 (2:03/km)
Female: Daphne Haggarty  & Moira Haggarty (Thunder Bay, ON) 2:28:07.0 (2:58/km)

2013

Male: Harry Seaton (Thunder Bay, ON) 2:09:32.75
Female: Andrea Lee (Thunder Bay, ON) 2:26:25.9

2012

Male: Harry Seaton (Thunder Bay, ON) 2:13:17
Female: Brook Latimer (Thunder Bay, ON) 2:32:20

2011

Male: Matt Liebsch (Orono, MN) 2:09:19, Brian Gregg (Hayward, WI) 2:09:19
Female: Caitlin Compton (Minneapolis, MN) 2:27:06

2010
Male: Andre Watt (Duluth) 2:13:24
Female: Karla Bailey (Thunder Bay) 2:32:05 

2009
Male: Andre Watt (2:02:27)
Female: Paulette Niemi (2:22:30)

2008
Male: Stephen Hart (2:19:03)
Female: Brook Latimer (2:43:18)

2007 (held at Kamview Nordic Centre)
Male: Christopher Jeffries (2:08:03)
Female: Milaine Theriault (2:31:44)

2006
Male: Adam Swank (2:06:47)
Female: Brook Latimer (2:21:02)

2005
Male: Adam Swank (2:15:41)
Female: Marlene Boersch (2:55:10)

2004
Male: Bruce Bauer (2:03:00)
Female: Brook Latimer (2:26:45)

2003
Male: Bruce Bauer (2:16:26)
Female: Brook Latimer (2:39:26)

2002
Male: Bernie Lacourciere (2:12:16)
Female: Abbigail May (2:29:18)

2001
Male: Werner Schwar (2:28:06)
Female: Jen McGill (3:01:04)

2000
Male: Dale Niggeman (2:03:51)
Female: Sara Zimmer (2:25:20)

1999
Male: Bernie Lacourciere (2:18:42)
Female: Amy Hunt (3:05:35)

1998
Male: Bernie Lacourciere (2:03:40)
Female: Tasha Betcherman (2:18:06)

1997 (40 kms)
Male: Werner Schwar (1:57:20)
Female: Brook Latimer (2:14:35)

1996
Male: Bernie Lacourciere (2:27:44)
Female: Brook Latimer (2:47:44)

1995
Male: Werner Schwar (2:14:38)
Female: Brook Latimer (2:26:48)

1994
Male: Philippe Villeneuve (2:05:38)
Female: Brook Latimer (2:16 33)

1993
Male: Forest Latimer (2:11:05)
Female: Diane Holliday-Welsh (2:24:i9)

1992 (47 kms)
Male: Marko Seppanen (2:17:02)
Female: Diane Holliday-Welsh (2:31:57)

1991 (40 kms)
Male: Eero Vaisanen (1:56:24)
Female: Diane Holliday-Welsh (2:18:S8)

1990
Male: Mark Puumala (2:28:44)
Female: Tana Ala-Korpi (3:05:46)

1989
Male: Bernie Lacourciere (2:57:10)
Female: Diane Holliday-Welsh (3:38:20)

1988
Male: Tim Aro (2:38:18)
Female: Tarja Ala-Korpi (3:20:54)

1987
Male: Marko Seppanen (2:52:06)
Female: Deborah Cooter (3:39:40)

1986
Male: Marko Seppanen (2:49:43)
Female: Anne Zapotoczna (3:S3:38)

1985
Male: Reijo Puiras (2:47:06)
Female: Jill Delgaty (3:41:45)

1984
Male: Reijo Puiras (2:39:41)
Female: Tarja Ala-Korpi (3:59:31)

1983
Male: Reijo Puiras (2:54:24)
Female: Jill Palinka (4:16:35)

1982
Male: Dean Levanen (3:08:1S)
Female: Maureen Grace (4:15)

1981 (51.5 kms)
Male: Bill Boyce (3:36:35)
Female: Eileen Harvey (roughly 4.5 hours)

1980 (40 kms)
Male: Timo Tikka (3:04:08)
Female: Judy Green (NA)

1979 (35 kms)
Male: Timo Tikka (3:13:06)
Female: Debbie Webster (3:13:11)

1978 (42 kms)
Male: TIE - Richard Suttie and Arnie Nurmi (3:05)
Female: N/A